The great advantage of LASIK over Epi-LASIK is speed of recovery, convenience, and comfort. Dr. Lewis’s Philadelphia LASIK patients can almost always legally drive to their follow-up appointment the next day without glasses. LASIK patients can expect an immediate return of vision and full activities. Also, LASIK patients are extremely easy to enhance since no new corneal flap is needed.
Mechanical Thin Flap LASIK or m-SBK (Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis) is the only kind of LASIK we perform. The corneal flap is made just beneath the surface which is approximately 100 microns down. Conventional LASIK can result in flap thickness between 130 and 220 microns or almost half the corneal thickness. Obviously, the more superficial the better for corneal strength and structure integrity. Even All Laser LASIK can not achieve flaps less than 115 microns in thickness consequently we feel m-SBK produces the safest, strongest, and most physiological LASIK possible.
ALL LASER LASIK is the current state of the art. Learn more about it at www.lewislasik.com